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hold grover norquist and his tax pledge held on republicans may be loosening. frank bruni thinks republicans devolved into dummies and nor west was their ventriloquist. not everyone saw norquist as the cause of the problem. defending him truth is that mr. norquist doesn't have such power. the voters do. he had the wit to channel the electorate's limited government beliefs into a single issue enforcement mechanism. long-time ally of norquist, jack abramoff who joins me in a moment said simply, news of grover's demise is premature. but in recent interviews, norquist has begun to sound like a petulant leader on the way out. >> the pledge is not for l.i.e. everybody who signed the pledge including peter king, who tried to weasel out of it, shame on him as the new york sun said today, i hope his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years or something. >> eliot: warren buffett continued to be the pragmatic voice of the majority. >> i think there is a general feeling among the american public c
with grover norquist. no longer would they be voting to increase taxes. we would be giving them limited opportunities to vote to cut taxes for middle income, working families and others who need it and deserve it. unfortunately, they wouldn't get the vote on restoring the bush-era rates for millionaires and billionaires for a total of dividends down to 15% or even back to the capital gains rates of clinton era or maybe back to the reagan era. we could talk about significant revenues that would not impact or hurt 98% of the people in this country. >> eliot: i think your logic is impeccable. i'm one of those saying for a long time let them expire. our hand only gets stronger as we go forwards january 1 and after. after january 15th, you can retroactively fix anything done between the expiration and the date that you pass a new bill. it's not as though these changes are permanent, and beyond correction by congress. >> in fact, the irs said they couldn't get new withholding tables for the new tax rate before march. we have month or two months in there to put in place targeted relief. we als
, but in january can. they'll put a tax bill on the floor where grover norquist's oath won't be violated, because republicans will have the easy vote of cutting taxes. we've got to get a good deal. if it takes going into january that's better than a bad december deal. >> do you think our hand only gets stronger as we get closer and closer into january and turn the corner into 2013. >> i do. they are taking their cue from the president. he realizes that he won the election. even the romney voters by more than a majority agree on raising taxes with the rich and he is not going to cave on it. it makes no sense to do it politically and clickly. this is a litmus test going into the next four years of his material. he's going to hang in there. >> another idea out there that is particular, you know, one i really supported attack on financial transaction, we have all these shares traded every day, we have a sales tax and why not impose a tiny little tax when stocks are traded to raise a huge amount of money. any movement in that corner? >> not yet. i'm the co sponsor on that. and it is good idea. this hy
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